Chapter 8. Managing virtual machines in the web console
To manage virtual machines in a graphical interface on a RHEL 9 host, you can use the
Virtual Machines pane in the RHEL 9 web console.
8.1. Overview of virtual machine management using the web console
The RHEL 9 web console is a web-based interface for system administration. As one of its features, the web console provides a graphical view of virtual machines (VMs) on the host system, and makes it possible to create, access, and configure these VMs.
Note that to use the web console to manage your VMs on RHEL 9, you must first install a web console plug-in for virtualization.
- For instructions on enabling VMs management in your web console, see Setting up the web console to manage virtual machines.
8.2. Setting up the web console to manage virtual machines
Before using the RHEL 9 web console to manage virtual machines (VMs), you must install the web console virtual machine plug-in on the host.
Ensure that the web console is installed and enabled on your machine.
# systemctl status cockpit.socket cockpit.socket - Cockpit Web Service Socket Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/cockpit.socket [...]
If this command returns
Unit cockpit.socket could not be found, follow the Installing the web console document to enable the web console.
# yum install cockpit-machines
Access the web console, for example by entering the
https://localhost:9090address in your browser.
- Log in.
- If the installation was successful, appears in the web console side menu.
- For instructions on connecting to the web console, as well as other information on using the web console, see the Managing systems using the RHEL 9 web console document.